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Lethal Injection

Jan 16, 2020

Appeals Court Hears Argument on Injunction that Halted Federal Executions

A three-judge pan­el of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard near­ly two hours of argu­ment on January 15, 2020 in four con­sol­i­dat­ed cas­es that could deter­mine whether the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment will be able to resume exe­cu­tions in 2020. …

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Jan 07, 2020

Louisiana Reaches Ten Years Without an Execution

On January 7, 2020, Louisiana marked the pas­sage of ten years since its last exe­cu­tion. As a result of the mile­stone, two-thirds of U.S. states have now either abol­ished the death penal­ty or gone at least a decade with­out a…

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